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The Food Lab: How to Sear Scallops

I remember a night, oh, a decade or so ago, when I decided to cook a scallop dinner for some girl I was trying to impress. That I don't remember exactly who this person was is a clue as to how the night went. I'd been cooking scallops for years in restaurant kitchens with no problems. <i>I got this one</i> …

University District Lands New Dumpling Destination in Little Kitchen

The University District has a new-family run dumpling spot in <b>Little Kitchen</b>, open just a matter of days on University Way.<p>The Seattle Times has an early look at the casual Chinese spot, which has a connection to reborn International District bar Dynasty Room — it’s run by the parents of that bar’s …

Food & Dining

Seared Halloumi with Peanut Dukkah and Honey

8 servings<p>Salty, lacy-edged Halloumi covered in warm honey and sprinkled with nutty dukkah—what’s not to love? This recipe is from Maydan in Washington, DC, our No. 2 Best New Restaurant 2018.<p>September 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup skinless raw peanuts<p>2 Tbsp. toasted white sesame seeds<p>1 Tbsp. black …

Recipes

Cashew Yogurt Is the All-Day Cafe Staple You Can Totally Make at Home

Just don't call it cashewgurt.<p>First came the nut cheese. Next, the dairy-free ice cream. Now cashews have entered the yogurt game, dominating all-day cafe menus (find it at L.A. mainstay Honey Hi and abcV in NYC) and the ever-expanding shelves of the dairy aisle (see brands like Forager, Vega, and …

Breakfast

This Cucumber-Melon Salad Has Everything Good in This World (Aka Salt and Cheese)

If you’ve never thought, “Why doesn’t my fruit salad have more salt on it?”, well, why not?!<p>If there’s one lesson I have learned in my first summer back at <i>Bon Appétit</i>, it’s that the 29 years I have spent not putting salt on fruit have been, well, A HUGE MISTAKE. I’m talking burrata with plums. …

Food

Try Your Hand at Sous Vide Cooking With Coconut-Turmeric Alaska Cod

Sous vide cooking is one of our go-to techniques these days. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a foolproof way to perfectly cook everything from steak to carrots every time. This is especially useful when you’re making fish. Since fish fillets are notoriously easy to under- <i>and</i> overcook, they’re …

7 Highly Rated Kegel Products People Actually Swear By

Because most people actually do Kegels wrong.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have been edited</i> …

Muscle

New Study Confirms What Many Already Know: Cannabis Helps Treat Insomnia

Researchers at the University of New Mexico find that Indica and vapes are effective in treating sleep disorders.<p>Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Four-time …

Cannabis

How to Make the Best Tiramisu

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>As early as 1985, the <i>New York Times</i> began seeking to establish what it took to make "real" tiramisu, then still a relative newcomer to the American dining scene. After much searching, its report …

The Food Lab's Foolproof Homemade Mayonnaise

If you've been reading the site for a few years, or have my book, you've no doubt read about this technique. You may have even seen this suuuuuuper-old video I made. There is nothing here that has not been done before by other people. But it explains one of the most</i> …

For the Best Spinach Manicotti, Skip the Manicotti (and Maybe the Spinach, Too)

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I didn't grow up in an Italian-American family in Jersey. My mother didn't extrude tubes of ridged manicotti from a bronze die she'd brought with her from the old country, nor did she flip dainty crepes to be filled with a rich veal <i>ragù</i>. My …

Italian Food

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut-Lime Sauce

Mango sticky rice is a sweet, creamy, and tangy dessert that's popular street fare in Thailand. Luckily, you won’t have to cross the Pacific to enjoy …

Recipes

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

These Keto Fat Bombs Will Make You Totally Forget You're on a Diet

When it comes to trying a new diet, you may go into it already dreading the things you assume you'll have to to give up. Luckily with the ketogenic diet, dessert is not one of them. Even though the keto diet is known for being low-carb, there are still plenty of options to help you get your sweet …

Ice Cream

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Economics

To Make Great Succotash, Don’t Suffer Bad Ingredients

When the Pilgrims first landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620, they had little idea of how to survive in their new environment. Disease and sickness wiped many of them out quickly; the rest faced significant hurdles, starting with the fact that they didn't know how to grow food in the challenging local …

Native Americans

The No-Bake Cookie Secret: It's Just Fudge

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>When I was growing up in Kentucky, no-bake cookies were a summer staple—a simple combination of sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa, boiled on the stove and then mixed with peanut butter and rolled oats. Dolloped into bite-size portions, …

Tomato and Burrata Crostini: Not Just a Summertime Treat

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Come August, when our local tomatoes become available, we could happily eat nothing else. Our go-to lunch becomes little more than a piece of crusty peasant bread topped with thick slices of ripe heirloom tomatoes, …

Italian Food

The Food Lab Turbo: Forget the Flank, Skirt Steak is the King of Stir Fries!

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Why is it that nearly all recipes for stir-fried beef call for flank steak? I've been following the advice for years, but have never been <i>truly</i> satisfied with the end results. Sure, flank steak is pretty …

12 Refrigerator Pickle Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables

I've never gotten into canning—I don't grow my own produce, I'm worried about botulism, and, most of all, I'm lazy and bad with delayed gratification. Quick pickles don't have the long lifespans of canned foods, but they can be just as tasty. As the name implies, they're also fast—some can be ready …

The Food Lab: How to Seal Foods Airtight Without a Vacuum Sealer

When it comes to plastic-bag storage, there are a lot of good reasons to remove as much air as possible. Marinating in an air-free plastic bag helps better distribute marinades around food. Excess air causes oxidation that can develop into off flavors or promote spoilage. Air pockets can exacerbate …

Sous

Red Cabbage Porterhouse Steaks with Herb Butter

From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018<p>Give this hearty vegetarian recipe the true steakhouse treatment and serve it with steamed asparagus, french …

Recipes

11 Full-time Travelers Share the Shoes That Have Never Let Them Down

See the sneakers, sandals, and hiking shoes that have stood up to years of exploring.<p>Think about how many steps you take during your normal routine: …

Hiking

Tamal Ray’s recipe for white nougat with dried apricot and cherry

I used to live near a cafe that had tempting little bags of nougat by the tills, all tied up with shiny gold ribbon. I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I tried it, but that first richly sweet, airy bite was instantly familiar – the fudgy centre of my favourite childhood chocolate: Milky …

Recipes

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

Every Netflix secret category for porn, revealed

If you want to find porn on Netflix, we’ve already done the hard work for you. Here are our guides to the sexiest movies and TV series on Netflix. …

Critically-Acclaimed

What determines human decisions?

One could call Daniel Kahneman the unicorn of economics. As a psychologist, he had a profound influence on people who criticized the homo economicus …

Mortar and Pestle + Food Processor = Great Curry Paste, Fast

I'm a great lover of Thai-style curries like Phat Phrik Khing and Khao Soi, and through the years we've found that the best way to get flavor out of your aromatics is by pounding them with a mortar and pestle. This is true whether you're making a curry paste, a pesto, or even the flavor base for …

Curries

Make Light and Fresh Summer Desserts With Whipped Greek Yogurt

When it's too hot to turn on the oven or stand over a stove, your dessert options can really start to dwindle. One of my favorite summertime tricks is to make a batch of whipped Greek yogurt, which is exactly what it sounds like—a cross between airy whipped cream and dense yogurt.<p>It's a combination …